Israel-Hamas war: Biden says Israel is losing global support

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The US president ramped up pressure on PM Benjamin Netanyahu and advised him to change his hardline government. Meanwhile, the WHO says less than a third of Gaza’s hospitals are now functioning.

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has approved a resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.

The UNGA vote came days after the United States vetoed a similar resolution in the UN Security Council, calling for a truce.

Arab and Muslim-majority nations had called for an emergency session of the 193-member General Assembly to vote on the resolution.

Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian ambassador to the UN said ahead of the vote that Arab and Islamic ambassadors had been mobilizing support for the resolution.

He said they expected it would get a significantly higher number of votes than their previous resolution at the end of October, which was the first UN reaction to the Gaza war.

Hours before the vote, US President Joe Biden warned Israel that it was losing international support because of its “indiscriminate bombing” of Gaza.


Courtesy of DW